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I am committed to the priorities I campaigned on, which are listed below. Some of these have evolved as I talked with members of our community, and I expect them to continue to evolve as I learn more and hear from more constituents as your councilor. For posterity’s sake, below are the issues that were listed on my campaign website during my campaign, through my election until inauguration.— Crystal


Crystal Paradis: Connecting Somersworth, Fostering Community

Last updated with progress on these goals: June 15, 2021 


Improve Access to Our City’s Public Spaces

Increase Transparency and Accessibility in our Local Government

Promote Forward-Thinking Community Development Policy

  • Promote smart zoning and land use policies that are resident-friendly and promote our vibrant small businesses
  • Make the proposed Little Indonesia project a reality in 2020 [Update: Ribbon cut on Little Indonesia Cultural Center on 5/15/21]
  • Identify and promote innovative policies and expand opportunities for community input

Foster Partnerships that are Good for Somersworth

  • Leverage relationships with statewide leaders, groups and resources for Hilltoppers [Participates in weekly calls with regional Economic Development managers & brings regional best practice initiatives to Council]
  • Strengthen collaborative efforts with our neighboring downtown of Berwick [In-process: talking with Berwick and NH/ME DOT on flowerpots on bridge]
  • Work with school board and community coalitions to strengthen our schools and resources for our youth [Approved resolution affirming commitment to SYC; passed school board budget saving jobs by allowing use of saved revenue into the new budget.]

Advocate for the Wellness of all Somersworth Residents